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Chronoclast - BURIED INSIDE

What's with Canadians and drum wizardry? First we have KATAKLYSM's marching-band "hyperblast," and now Ottawa youngin's BURIED INSIDE are pulling off some kind of similar rat-a-tat-tat that turns their "blast beat" sections into a friggin' avalanche of sound. Meanwhile, they're shifting from these utter obliteration parts to quasi-melodic noodling that's somewhere between metalcore and MASTODON, ...

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SOULFORGE: Studio Update

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE are currently recording their second album with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX). The as-yet-untitled CD will be mixed in February by Fred Maloney. Pictures and videos of the recording sessions can be found at www.thedarkesthours.com. Commented guitarist/vocalist Michel Bernatchez: "It's going very great! In three long days, ...

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MISFITS Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

MISFITS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the With Full Force festival, set to be held July 1-3 at Airfield Roitzschjora in Löbnitz (near Leipzig), Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: 7 SECONDS AMULET ANTI FLAG BARCODE BEATSTEAKS BEHEMOTH CARPATHIAN FOREST ...

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KATAKLYSM Honored At FIFTH ANNUAL CANADIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM are among the nominees in the "Favorite Metal Artist/Group" category at the Canadian Independent Music Awards ("The Indies"), set to be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Wednesday, March 2 at 9:00 p.m. "The Indies" will serve as the official CMW (Canadian Music Week) 2005 Opening Night party, ...

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SOULFORGE To Begin Recording New Album

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE will enter the studio January 22 with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) to begin recording their second album. The as-yet-untitled CD will be mixed in February by Fred Maloney. SOULFORGE, whose debut album, 2002's "Duality", was released through Great White North Records, are currently seeking a new label home. ...

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KATAKLYSM Announce New Album Title, Tentative Release Date

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update on the band's current and future activities: "We've been working non-stop on our new album since last fall, on tour and in between touring. I've been receiving MP3 files from the rehearsals here in Chicago from J-F [guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais] and things are going right on ...

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KATAKLYSM: Drummer MAX DUHAMEL Rejoins The Fold; DANZIG Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with drummer Martin Maurais due to "personal and professional reasons." Replacing Maurais in the group's lineup is returning skinsman Max Duhamel, who performed on five KATAKLYSM albums, the latest being the critically acclaimed 2002 offering, "Shadows & Dust". "Max is in full form, focused and sounds outstanding. We're ...

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DESPISED ICON Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

After a lengthy bidding war, the Canadian deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group’s brutal mixture of death metal and grindcore will quickly appeal to fans of such artists as DYING FETUS, NASUM and PREMONITIONS OF WAR, while still being able to catch the attention of fans ...

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KATAKLYSM Announce Final Dates Of 2004

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will start 2005 by focusing on the songwriting process for the follow-up to this year's "Serenity in Fire". The band have already started putting song ideas together during last summer and "things look very promising," according to an official press release. The group's only scheduled performance in 2005 right now is ...

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E-FORCE: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of E-FORCE performing the track "Satanic Rituals" at this year's Raismes Fest has been posted online at this location (.mpg, 44.4 MB). As previously reported, E-FORCE will be teaming up with CARPATHIAN FOREST, TSJUDER and WYKKED WYTCH for a European tour beginning in early February. E-FORCE is the new band ...

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LECHEROUS NOCTURNE: Live Shows Announced

LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, the Greenville, SC-based extreme metal band featuring NILE guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade on drums, are scheduled to open for FEAR FACTORY on November 17, and MACABRE and KATAKLYSM on November 26 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg. The band, who recently announced the addition of bassist Joe Payne (ex-LUST OF DECAY) to the group's ranks, ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Slams GEORGE W. BUSH: 'The Whole System Needs An Overhaul'

Birmingham's fathers of grindcore NAPALM DEATH kick off their 36-date North American tour tonight with their headlining show in Toronto, Canada. The first eight dates the band performs with MISERY INDEX, and the remaining dates take the band across the U.S. with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and GOATWHORE. Always outspoken about politics, NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney ...

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KATAKLYSM Schedule Dates With MACABRE

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have scheduled several shows with MACABRE on off dates during the band's tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE and NAPALM DEATH. They are as follows: Nov. 07 - Lo-Fi Cafe - Salt Lake City, UT Nov. 21 – Roanoke - Factory 324 Nov. 26 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC Nov. 27 - ...

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E-FORCE Announce French Gig

E-FORCE, the new band fronted by former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, will be performing in Bidache in the south of France on Friday, November 12. Also appearing on the bill will be AVULSED, KILLERS, PHENIX and PACEMAKER. More information is available at this location. E-FORCE's current lineup is rounded out by Dennis Rousell ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'Nothing's Wrong' Video Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER's video for the track "Nothing's Wrong" has been posted online at this location. The "Nothing's Wrong" clip was directed by Joe Lynch, whose previous directing projects include music videos for GODHEAD, KATAKLYSM and COAL CHAMBER, and commercials for Dodge/Jeep, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Media Labs. Joe created "Uranium" for MuchMusicUSA/Fuse, which he ...

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HATEBREED Singer To Guest On New NAPALM DEATH Album

HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta has been tapped to record a guest appearance on the new NAPALM DEATH album, tentatively titled "The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code". The CD, which is currently being recorded at Foel Studios in mid-Wales, is expected to surface in early 2005 via Century Media Records. Songtitles set to appear on ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will be filming a new video for the track "The Ressurected", taken from the latest album, "Serenity In Fire". The clip will be filmed at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles on November 6 with director Joe Lynch. The video will have a conceptual theme. More details will be made available ...

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VADER Drop Off CANNIBAL CORPSE/NAPALM DEATH North American Tour

Polish death metallers VADER have been forced to drop off the upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH, GOATWHORE, and KATAKLYSM due to an injury suffered by the band's frontman, Peter. An official statement from the group's manager, Mariusz Kmioek, reads as follows: "We are sorry to inform everyone that during Scandinavian tour ...

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